THE SELECTED NOVELS. Liza of Lambeth, Cakes and ale, Theatre, The moon and sixpence, The narrow corner, The painted veil, Christmas holiday, Up at the villa, The razor's edge.
William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1953, 1953.
FIRST EDITION. 3 VOLUMES. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 inches). Each volume with a new preface by Maugham, described by Raymond Toole Stott, Maugham's bibliographer, as containing "important material of biographical and bibliographical interest". Each volume comprises three of Maugham's most widely read novels. A very good set in publishers blue cloth bindings. Spines with two black block panels. Front boards and spines are lettered in gilt. School prize labels mounted onto the front paste down endpapers of each volume and the school crest stamped in gilt to the front boards. In the original dustwrappers which have a few minor chips to the edges but are generally in very good condition. A very good set of this important collection. Surprisingly uncommon in this 1953 first printing. --- Stott B21.